South China Normal University: Statistics



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#693 of 14,131 In the World
#127 of 5,830 In Asia
#58 of 960 In China
#4 of 24 In Guangzhou
#307 of 2,319 For Computational Chemistry
Top50% For 140 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate69%
Admissions RequirementsGraduation from senior middle school and National College Entrance Examination (Gaokao)
Academic CalendarNovember to June (November - January; February-June)
Full time employee2,238
Student:staff ratio17:1

We've calculated the 69% acceptance rate for South China Normal University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

South China Normal University is a world-class research university with 35,046 scientific papers published and 432,234 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Quantum and Particle physics, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Materials Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, and Organic Chemistry.


South China Normal University majors

by publication & citation count

21,732 / 301,144
21,667 / 304,875
20,115 / 333,514
19,299 / 303,848
Quantum and Particle physics
17,609 / 258,674
Computer Science
14,806 / 139,069
Environmental Science
14,140 / 179,759
Materials Science
13,334 / 229,708
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
13,159 / 93,181
Organic Chemistry
12,425 / 234,066
10,099 / 145,212
9,471 / 180,577
Optical Engineering
8,761 / 124,436
8,145 / 86,673
8,134 / 49,883
7,971 / 67,805
7,298 / 118,926
Political Science
7,008 / 40,708
6,885 / 40,435
Geography and Cartography
6,694 / 60,731
6,513 / 99,352
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
6,104 / 47,308
Electrical Engineering
5,981 / 89,204
5,975 / 87,564
Chemical Engineering
5,401 / 124,390
5,306 / 111,084
5,214 / 52,733
Physical chemistry
5,204 / 113,899
5,155 / 31,137
4,974 / 29,170
Metallurgical Engineering
4,736 / 93,187
4,608 / 31,329
4,440 / 25,981
4,284 / 30,900
4,087 / 56,936
3,884 / 24,998
3,587 / 56,738
3,571 / 39,374
Machine Learning
3,537 / 32,394
Art & Design
3,283 / 15,216

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 25 6
1992 29 20
1993 34 33
1994 19 22
1995 20 38
1996 33 38
1997 34 64
1998 36 48
1999 98 58
2000 142 81
2001 129 84
2002 191 112
2003 270 263
2004 569 293
2005 723 512
2006 867 884
2007 1181 1342
2008 1397 1937
2009 1474 3027
2010 1649 4399
2011 1690 6485
2012 1569 8224
2013 1425 10226
2014 1377 12688
2015 1325 14789
2016 1206 16918
2017 1304 19575
2018 1612 24248
2019 2106 32954
2020 2485 43383
2021 2956 58884
2022 3390 75572
2023 3288 85318
Academic rankings


International studetns 16,600-35,000 per annum (CNY)

South China Normal University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by South China Normal University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine No No No
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor - Xueshi Xuewei Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Design, Economics, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Law, Management, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Performing Arts, Social Sciences
Master - Shuoshi Xuewei Accountancy, Administrative Law, Adult Education, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Linguistics, Applied Mathematics, Aquaculture, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Botany, Business Administration, Business Education, Cell Biology, Chinese, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Communication Arts, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Curriculum, Dance, Developmental Psychology, E-Business/Commerce, Ecology, Econometrics, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Electronic Engineering, Engineering Management, English, Environmental Engineering, Ethics, Finance, Fine Arts, Foreigners Education, Genetics, Geography, Geography (Human), Higher Education, History, Human Resources, Industrial and Production Economics, Information Management, Inorganic Chemistry, Institutional Administration, International and Comparative Education, International Business, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Japanese, Journalism, Leadership, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Logic, Marine Biology, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Microbiology, Microwaves, Music, Musicology, Native Language, Nuclear Physics, Operations Research, Optical Technology, Optics, Organic Chemistry, Philosophical Schools, Philosophy, Physical Chemistry, Physical Education, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Private Administration, Psychology, Public Administration, Publishing and Book Trade, Regional Planning, Russian, Science Education, Social Work, Software Engineering, Sound Engineering (Acoustics), Special Education, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism, Town Planning, Translation and Interpretation, Vocational Education, Zoology
PhD - Boshi Analytical Chemistry, Applied Linguistics, Applied Mathematics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Botany, Cell Biology, Chinese, Curriculum, Dance, Developmental Psychology, Ecology, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Electronic Engineering, Engineering Management, English, Genetics, Geography, Geography (Human), Higher Education, History, Inorganic Chemistry, International and Comparative Education, Leadership, Linguistics, Literature, Logic, Marine Biology, Mathematics Education, Molecular Biology, Musicology, Nuclear Physics, Operations Research, Optics, Organic Chemistry, Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Physical Chemistry, Physical Education, Psychology, Rural Planning, Russian, Software Engineering, Sound Engineering (Acoustics), Surveying and Mapping, Technology Education, Town Planning, Zoology

Notable alumni

  1. Ip Kwok-him

    Ip Kwok-him
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1951-.. (age 73)
    politicianjustice of the peace

    Ip Kwok-him, GBM, GBS, JP is a former unofficial member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, served between 2016 and 2022. He is also former member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong for the District Council (First) functional constituency and Hong Kong delegate to the National People's Congress and the former convenor of the caucus of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) in the Legislative Council. He was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal (GBM) by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2017.

  2. Liu Xiang

    Liu Xiang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1996-.. (age 28)

    Liu Xiang is a Chinese competitive swimmer.

  3. Zheng Zeguang

    Zheng Zeguang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1963-.. (age 61)

    Zheng Zeguang is a Chinese diplomat serving as the Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom, and former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of China.

  4. Au Kam San

    Au Kam San
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1957-.. (age 67)

    Au Kam San is a member of Legislative Assembly of Macau. He is a member of New Macau Association (quit in 2016). and is one of the three pro-democracy lawmakers in Macau.

  5. Paul Chan

    Paul Chan
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1957-.. (age 67)

    Paul Chan Wai Chi is a Macau politician, who is the President of New Democratic Macau Association and a member of the Legislative Assembly of Macau. He is one of the three pro-democracy lawmakers in Macau.

  6. Wang Xinxian

    Wang Xinxian
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1954-.. (age 70)

    Wang Xinxian is a Chinese public figure, currently serving as the Director-General of the China Disabled Persons' Federation. Born in Qin County, Shanxi, he graduated from South China Normal University. He also studied economics at the Central Party School. Wang is disabled. He served on the boards of associations for the disabled in Guangdong province, before joining the China Disabled Persons' Federation in 2003 as a vice chairman, then becoming chairman in October 2008.

South China Normal University faculties and divisions

Academy : Fine Arts Communication Arts, Design, Fine Arts, Industrial Design, Media Studies
Academy : Music Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Singing
Academy : Zengcheng Accountancy, Computer Science, Design, E-Business/Commerce, Economics, Engineering, English, Finance, Fine Arts, German, Information Management, Information Sciences, Information Technology, International Business, International Economics, Japanese, Law, Literature, Management, Tourism, Transport Management
Centre : Economic Studies Economics
College : Liberal Arts Chinese, Linguistics, Literature, Publishing and Book Trade
College : Nanhai Accountancy, Administration, Applied Mathematics, Chinese, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Economics, Educational Technology, Electronic Engineering, English, Finance, French, Information Sciences, Law, Literature, Management, Mathematics, Political Sciences, Software Engineering
College : Network Education Accountancy, Administration, Business Administration, Chinese, Computer Science, Hotel Management, Human Resources, Law, Literature, Musicology, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Transport Management
Institute : Biophotonics Biological and Life Sciences, Physics
Institute : Cultural Studies Asian Studies, Chinese, Cultural Studies
Institute : Educational Sciences Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Pedagogy, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Psychology
Institute : Geography Computer Science, Geography, Town Planning
Institute : History and Culture Cultural Studies, History
Institute : Information and Optoelectronic Science Electronic Engineering, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Optical Technology, Telecommunications Engineering
Institute : Optoelectronic Materials and Technology Electronic Engineering, Optical Technology
Laboratory : Aquatic Health and Aquaculture Safety Aquaculture, Marine Science and Oceanography, Safety Engineering
Laboratory : Biotechnology for Plant Development Biotechnology, Plant and Crop Protection
Laboratory : Ecology and Environmental Science Ecology, Environmental Studies
Laboratory : Electrochemical Energy Storage and Power Generation Technology Chemical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Power Engineering
Laboratory : Electroluminescent Optoelectronic Devices Electronic Engineering, Optical Technology
Laboratory : Laser Life Science Biological and Life Sciences, Laser Engineering
Laboratory : Mental Health and Cognitive Science Cognitive Sciences, Psychiatry and Mental Health
Laboratory : Quantum Information Technology Information Technology
Laboratory : Traditional Chinese Medicine and Photonic Technology Physics, Technology, Traditional and Complementary Medicine and Therapy
Research Division : Computer Networks and Information Systems Engineering Technology Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Information Sciences, Technology
Research Division : Emergency Technology Technology
Research Division : LED Industrial Research and Development Industrial Engineering, Physics
Research Division : Lingnan Culture Cultural Studies
Research Division : Modern Educational Educational Sciences
Research Division : Physical Fitness and Health Health Sciences, Physical Education, Sports
Research Division : Psychology Psychology
Research Division : Services Engineering Technology Computer Science, Service Trades, Technology
Research Division : Systems Science and Systems Management Management Systems
School : Basic Educational Training and Research Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education
School : Chemistry and Environment Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies
School : Computer Science Computer Networks, Computer Science, Software Engineering
School : Continuing Education Adult Education
School : Economics and Management Accountancy, E-Business/Commerce, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, Information Management, Information Sciences, International Economics, Transport Management
School : Educational Information Technology Educational Technology, Information Management, Information Technology, Mass Communication, Photography
School : Foreign Languages and Culture English, Japanese, Literature, Modern Languages, Russian
School : Law Law
School : Life Science Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology
School : Mathematics Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics
School : Physics and Telecommunications Engineering Electronic Engineering, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Materials Engineering, Physics, Science Education, Telecommunications Engineering
School : Political Sciences and Administration Administration, Political Sciences, Public Administration
School : Public Administration Educational Administration, Government, Management, Public Administration
School : Sports Physical Education, Sociology, Sports
School : Tourism Management Management, Tourism

General information

Alternative names SCNU
Founded 1933
Accreditation Ministry of Education
Motto Foster the spirit of working hard; Pursue studies with utmost rigour; Seek truth from facts to blaze new trails; be a model of virtue for others

Location and contacts

Address 55 Zhongshan West Avenue, Tianhe District
Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510631
City population 18,677,000

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